The Latin American and Caribbean Center’s research, academic programs, outreach and publications draw on the impressive resources of its institutes:
Colombian Studies Institutes (CSI)
LACC's Colombian Studies Institute (CSI) at Florida International University is one of the only academic centers in the US dedicated exclusively to the study of Colombia and Colombia-related issues. Created in fall of 2000 to address the ongoing conflict in Colombia and it implications for South Florida, the CSI has expanded its mission to address a broader scope of issues, including drug policy, Plan Colombia, migration, human rights and security, among others. The CSI produces important scholarship on Colombia’s economy, society, politics, culture and environment. More...
Cuban Research Institute (CRI)
LACC's Cuban Research Institute (CRI) is the nation’s leading institute for research and academic programs on Cuban and Cuban-American issues. Since its founding in 1991, a blend of cutting-edge scholarship and the unique resources provided by the Greater Miami community have enabled the CRI to produce an exceptional level of research and public programs. The CRI draws upon the Cuba-related expertise of more than 30 associated faculty, the largest nucleus of faculty experts on Cuba or the Cuban-American community of any university in the US. More...
Intercultural Dance and Music Institute (INDAMI)
LACC's Intercultural Dance and Music Institute (INDAMI) was founded in the fall of 1992 by Dr. Andrea Mantell-Seidel. INDAMI’s work supports the preservation of cultural dance and music forms through study, research, publications, conferences, performances, lectures and classes and fosters intercultural understanding, community relations and the appreciation of cultural differences. Reflecting the large Latin American and Caribbean population of the Greater Miami area, INDAMI’s programs emphasize the dance and music of the region. More...